Debut of a new defense shows Trojans’ need for improvement, and potential

Athlon Sports: Some breathtaking moments defined USC‘s season-opening rally to defeat Arizona State: Bru McCoy playing Johnny-on-the-spot first to catch a deflected touchdown, then recovering Parker Lewis’ onside kick; Kedon Slovis firing a laser through a tight window on fourth down, finding a streaking Drake London for what proved to be the game-winning touchdown.


But contributions of a less jaw-dropping variety proved equally significant — and could prove more crucial to paving the Trojans’ road to a Pac-12 championship in this pandemic-shortened season.

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